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Destiny says no to early review copies
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08 September 2014
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Destiny says no to early review copies

It would seem that the new Bungie game, Destiny, is one of the most highly anticipated game that has come along in some time. Already it is being hailed as the most pre-ordered new game in the history of video…
NVIDIA goes Lawyers Out on Samsung and Qualcomm, Is this really all about Terga?
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On Friday the big news was that NVIDIA had launched two separate suits against Samsung and Qualcomm for patent infringement (International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware). In the suits NVIDIA claims that the two companies…
Tech press thought NFC was not a big deal… Until Apple does it.
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If there is one thing I do not like it is the way that some members of the technical press…
Microsoft giving away a free game with a new Xbox One Next Week
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Oh Microsoft, how little you get the game of marketing. Despite being forewarned about the consequences of pushing the Xbox One as media center instead of a gaming console Microsoft continued this blitz right up until launch day. They were…
Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools
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04 September 2014
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Apple's iCloud Easy to Crack with Existing Tools

Two days ago we reported on the iCloud controversy which involved an attack on Apple’s Cloud based Find My iPhone application. This attack (which appears to have been a dictionary attack) resulted in the release of nude images of a…
New Tribler BitTorrent Client adds a Tor Network for Anonymity
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The words anonymity, privacy and security go hand in hand… in hand. Although the term anonymity is often seen as a bad thing by law enforcement and policy makers the truth is that it is a critical part of the…
Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum
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02 September 2014
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Imagination Beats A New 64-bit Drum

This morning Imagination announced their MIPS I-class 64-bit CPU family. These are the first IP cores to combine a 64-bit architecture and hardware virtualization with scalable performance through multi-threading, multi-core and multi-cluster coherent processing.
Was a Flaw in Apple's Find my iPhone Responsible for the Recent Celebrity Nude Photo Leak?
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Over the weekend a number of articles broke describing a “hack” that allowed nude photos of celebrities to be stolen and then reposted on the internet (4chan). Although the story held minimal interest at the time of its release we…
Are PCI Compliance Regulations Being Ignored and Allowing for More Data Theft?
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It won’t happen to me is the battle cry of far too many companies these days when it comes to security. We have watches this mind set over the course of the last two years as businesses try to get…
Apple Bans Devs from Selling HealthKit Data to Ad Companies
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Apple has made a decision about the data that is stored in their borrowed HealthKit API. The decision is to ban developers from sharing any of the data that the service collects to ad agencies. This move will be in…
Despite being late to the party, Apple's iWatch will probably do well
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Right now the going rumor is that Apple will unveil the world’s first true smart watch on September 9th (yes…
TSMC and Samsung to have 14/16nm FinFET early while Intel delays
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According to recent rumors it seems that TSMC and Samsung will be able to push out 14nm full node and 16nm half node FinFET products earlier than anticipated. This is certainly going to be good news for many customers of…
Why The MPAA Would Like To Dig Into Kim Dotcom's Recent Financial Sucess And Seize that Money Too
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In the soap-opera that has been the case against Kim Dotcom and Mega Upload we now has another chapter. It…
Amazon Buys Twitch... but to what end?
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25 August 2014
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Amazon Buys Twitch... but to what end?

Hey, remember all of those rumors that YouTube would by live streaming service Twitch? Well it looks like all of that might have been wrong. According to a new report uncovered by the Wall Street Journal it is not YouTube…
NSA Bug Leaks to Tor No Big Surprise
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25 August 2014
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NSA Bug Leaks to Tor No Big Surprise

Over the weekend a story broke that alleged that the NSA (National Security Agency) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) might actually be helping the Tor network to find and fix bugs in their systems. The news that this might be…
Latest DDoS Attack on Sony's PSN Could Just be the Beginning
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It looks like a fairly large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on both the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network caused gamers some trouble yesterday. The attack caused the service to be unavailable intermittently throughout the day. At…